Vern Paradis, age 81, of Princeton, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Vern Albert Paradis was born on July 27, 1938, in Red Lake County, MN, a son of William and Anna (Stahl) Paradis. He lived on a farm by Plummer, MN, until he graduated from Plummer High School in 1956.
After graduation, Vern went south, doing custom combining. On January 11, 1957, he joined the United States Army and served 2 years in Germany. After being discharged from the Army on December 24, 1958, Vern moved to Milwaukee and worked 19 years at Allen Bradley. He then went to work for Solocheck Investments doing carpentry work and also worked for Wellston Properties in Whitefish Bay, WI, for 5 years doing maintenance work for 1000 dwelling units. Vern then started his own maintenance company. He moved to Florida and continued with his maintenance business working as a carpenter. Vern moved back to Milwaukee and began working with Oliver Plunkett Real Estate. He was in charge of all maintenance and was the general contractor on the building of the Diamond Tower in Milwaukee. The Diamond Tower building was built in 1982, is 21 stories high and the complex is home to 113 residencies. Vern was in charge of numerous maintenance crews in Milwaukee before he retired.
Vern purchased his home in Princeton as a weekend getaway until he retired and moved to his Princeton home full time. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Those Vern leaves behind to cherish his memory include his 2 sisters, Emmie Fiebiger, Lily Dubuque; brother, Steve (Vicki) Paradis; many nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Paradis; brother, Joe Paradis; 5 sisters, Marie Britt, Margaret Harvath, Alice Fremling, Mae Kohls, Ruth Odenbach.
A Celebration of Life for Vern Paradis will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, 303 Harvard St., in Princeton. Vern will be laid to rest on August 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery in Plummer, MN. A memorial has been established to the St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery in Plummer MN. Memorials may be mailed to the Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 115 Princeton, WI 54968.
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